Big Fat Agent Wrap

Big Fat Agent Wrap

This agent wrap is sure to fix any problems you have on this sunny Friday. Although that’s not to say you should take medical advice from it (or us, for that matter).

Flight Centre agents get a taste of adventure in Vanuatu

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Eight Flight Centre agents and two Infinity consultants have returned from an action-packed famil to Vanuatu’s capital Port Villa. Curated by The Vanuatu Tourism Office and Air Vanuatu, the itinerary was carefully planned to showcase the best adventure activities all accessible from Port Vila.

Highlights included a helicopter ride over the stunning island of Efate; soaring high above the treetops on a jungle zip line and exploring the harbour on a speedboat. The group also discovered the breathtaking crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon.

In between all the action, agents were able to relax and enjoy island life, immersing themselves in the local community and experiencing the welcoming nature that Vanuatu is renowned for.

Discover the American charm of the Bluegrass Country and Smoky Mountains with Collette

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America’s well-known southern charm and hospitality is brought to life through Collette’s latest tour, ‘Bluegrass Country and the Smoky Mountains’. The nine-day venture takes travellers through the heart of Appalachia where they will experience the best of what Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina have to offer.

Starting in Louisville, Kentucky -known for thoroughbreds, bourbon and baseball – travellers will experience a visit to a private horse farm in Lexington and Churchill Downs, the thoroughbred racetrack which famously hosts the annual Kentucky Derby.

The journey continues through unbeatable scenery to the most visited national park in the US, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site containing one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth and the largest deciduous forest in the eastern United States. It’s here guests explore the park, visit lookouts and be entertained at Dolly Parton’s Stampede & Dinner Show. The stunning sites continue as travellers head to the famous Biltmore Estate, known as “a little mountain escape” in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and enjoy a wine-tasting at the historic Biltmore Winery.

Other highlights include a visit to Buffalo Trace, the oldest continuously operating Bourbon distillery in America, and a tour and tasting at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery.

Wendy Wu Tours VIP Tweet-Ment Winners have been treated!

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In celebration of 2019 Early Bird Specials, Wendy Wu Tours ‘VIP Tweet-Ment’ Incentive Offer for agents has been running over the last 10 weeks – with $300 worth of food and beverage vouchers being awarded to travel agencies so they can party together in their flocks!

Awarded at random for any booking made over the last 10 weeks, Wendy Wu Tours gave out 30 prizes and filled agencies fridges full of treats!

The 2019 Early Bird specials deals have been a huge success with the market –and a terrific way for agents to earn strong commissions. There’s still a week left to book, and a few spaces remaining on popular tours, including Japan Cherry Blossoms, so take advantage of this last week – and watch your commissions soar!

Helloworld Travel agents rewarded Bali style!

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A group of Helloworld Travel agents were whisked away on a reward and recognition famil to Bali in July courtesy of Garuda Indonesia and Qantas Holidays. Staying at the spacious Legian Beach Hotel, agents were treated in fine style.

With Garuda Indonesia, Qantas Holidays, Legian Beach Hotel, Tour East Indonesia and Bali Hai Cruises on hand to pull together the famil, agents had the opportunity to take part in a very relaxing and enjoyable experience.

The Legian Beach Hotel planted a tree and named it the “Helloworld Tree” to remember the group’s visit.

Cover-More winners enjoy luxury safari to South Africa

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Eight travel consultants travelled to South Africa last week with Cover-More for a luxury safari experience at the five-star Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe private game reserve. Cover-More hosted the incentive trip to celebrate the launch of their new agency policies, Essentials Care and Comprehensive Care, which feature – in an Australian first – Cancel-For-Any-Reason (CFAR) cover.

The group enjoyed daily safaris and game drives, tours to local villages, a tour of a local high school and a hot air balloon ride over the Pilanesberg Game reserve.
Cover-More’s incentive trip to South Africa was awarded the to the most improved or highest selling travel consultants to celebrate the launch of their new agency products which, as well as CFAR cover, feature other new benefits including cover for cancelled tours due to numbers, cover for travel delay caused by transport providers and increased luggage benefits.

CFAR is only available to Australian travellers with Cover-More partners, including Helloworld Travel, MTA, Magellan, Travellers Choice and other independent partners.

Hot deals from Intrepid

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Save $1,162 on Intrepid’s 21-day China Experience trip departing 27 October 2018. Experience the essence of China from Beijing to Hong Kong. On this trip, travellers will visit key destinations from north to south such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Leshan Big Buddha and the Terracotta Army. Travellers will also sail through the Yangzi River, venture through the Three Gorges and learn about the endangered giant pandas by getting up close and personal in Chengdu. Highlights include travelling by overnight train and trekking the peaks of Emei Shan for a stay in a monastery.

Save $737 on Intrepid’s 15-day Classic South India trip departing 29 October 2018. Discover the best of South India from Chennai to Kovalam. Travellers on this trip will explore the Western Ghats of South India, discover waterfalls, tea plantations and spice markets, venture through the seaside town of Pondicherry and ferry-hop between the islands around Kochi. Highlights for travellers on this tour include tracking footprints in search of wild animals at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and relaxing in the calm Kerala Backwaters at the resort in Kumarakom.

Save $563 on Intrepid’s 15-day Everest Base Camp trip departing 26 October 2018. Embark on the adventure of a lifetime through Nepal to reach Everest’s Base Camp. On this trip, travellers will experience breathtaking scenery on route to reaching the Base Camp, catch a glimpse of the Himalayan range on a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and rest in Nepalese tea houses. A highlight to this journey includes being accompanied by an experienced trek leader who will not only give travellers the support and guidance needed along the journey up Everest, yet also provide an introduction to the rich local Sherpa culture.

Sylvia Jeffreys (TODAY) and Avalon Waterways team in Vienna

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TODAY’s Sylvia Jeffreys is currently at Andante, a culinary atelier in Vienna, with members of the Australian Avalon Waterways team learning how to make authentic strudel as an experience available on Avalon Waterway’s Active Discovery on the Danube trip.

Jeffreys is travelling with Avalon Waterways this week to host live weather crosses for TODAY.

Banyan Tree launches first ever sun care range

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Award-winning hospitality group Banyan Tree launches its first sun care range, adding to its newly reformulated line of bath and body products. The Coconut and Seaweed collection, featuring its namesake ingredients, is specially formulated for tropical climates, designed to soothe and protect the skin before and after sun exposure.

The Coconut and Seaweed collection consists of five products with its initial launch, with the highlight being an oxybenzone-free sunscreen lotion. Graded SPF 50 and PA++, it shields skin from both UVA and UVB rays. The other products in the collection include a shower gel, body scrub, body gel and body oil.

The coconut, well-loved for its wide-ranging benefits and aromatic fragrance, is fast-becoming the wellness sector’s favourite tropical fruit. All five products from the collection feature organic cold-pressed virgin coconut oil as a key ingredient, with desiccated coconut and coconut shell serving as natural exfoliators in the body scrub. The nutrient-rich fruit, along with the extract of Jania Rubens, a type of red seaweed prized for its ultra-moisturising and restorative properties, combines to provide nature’s best for a day of fun in the sun.

TTC Weekly Deals

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U BY UNIWORLD – NEW Northern France at a Glance

U by Uniworld’s early booking savings will save your clients 10% when they book and pay in full by 31 October. They can enjoy these savings on the 8 Day Northern France at a Glance river cruise itinerary. It will be a week of historic sites, including the Palace of Versailles, the beaches of Normandy, Notre Dame and the Champs Elysées as they travel with U by Uniworld on this round trip from Paris through Vernon, Les Andelys, Rouen, Caudebec-en-Caux and Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. Starting from $2,519* per person, twin share (including discount). This offer is on sale now until 31 October 2018 for all 2019 sailings. For more information or to book call 1300 730 010 or visit www.ubyuniworld.com.

INSIGHT VACATIONS – Britain and Ireland Explorer

For a limited time only, you can fly from $899* return to Europe and Britain, when you book a 2019 European journey from Insight Vacations’ 2019 Europe Brochure. Book before 31 October 2018 to take advantage of this amazing deal today. Enjoy this deal in collaboration with Insight’s 13 Day Britain & Ireland Explorer itinerary. The leisurely pace and beauty of the Irish countryside blends with historic English towns, Welsh hospitality and the austere Scottish Highlands, for a truly memorable exploration of the British Isles and this travel itinerary through England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Starting from $5,774* per person (including flights). This offer is available from now until the 31st of October 2018. Price reflective of the following select departure dates; 14 & 20 April 2020, until sold out. Other departure dates are available however prices will vary. For more information or to book call 1300 727 767 or visit www.insightvacations.com.

TRAFALGAR – Grand European

Fly for $999 to Europe & Britain when you purchase one of 95 select Trafalgar trips across the UK and Europe. Enjoy this offer in collaboration with Trafalgar’s Grand European travel itinerary. This 21-day trip through London, Bruges, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Vienna, Venice, Sorrento, Rome, Nice, Avignon and Paris will allow guests to discover unexpected Trafalgar highlights throughout Europe such as 17th-century Bruges, the reflective waterways of Amsterdam and medieval Rhineland. On this trip guests will also have unprecedented access to The Vatican where they will enjoy a private visit inside the Vatican and tour the Museo Gregoriano Profano featuring Roman and Ancient Greek antiquities before an exclusive private dinner. Starting from $7,295 per person twin share PLUS, return fights for $999. This offer is on sale now until the 31st of October 2018 for select departure dates between 1 April 2019 and 30 November 2019. For more information or to book call 1800 787 878 or visit www.trafalgar.com.

UNIWORLD – India’s Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges

Combine Uniworld’s Exotics Offer and Early Booking Savings to save up to 30% on all 2019 sailings in all luxury cabins: Savings from $6,104* per couple. Enjoy these savings on Uniworld’s 13 day India’s Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges luxury river cruise itinerary. Complex and beguiling, India is a country unlike any other. This adventure by land and river will touch all your senses, from Kolkata, where Mother Teresa’s humble home and tomb provide a place of pilgrimage, to the Rajbari Temples devoted to the Hindu god Shiva. Your Ganges voyage delves deeply into India’s fascinating historical and religious heritage, working its charm in myriad ways and leaving you with memories that will forever endure. Starting from $7,559* per person (including discount). This offer is on sale now until 31 October 2018 for all 2019 sailings. The specified price is reflective of departures on 21 & 29 of November and 7 December 2018, other dates available, prices may vary. For more information or to book call 1300 780 231 or visit www.uniworld.com.

ADVENTURE WORLD TRAVEL – Hawaiian Seascapes

Save your clients up to $500 per couple on select departures with UnCruise. Guests can enjoy these savings on the eight day Hawaiian Seascapes cruise itinerary and explore wildlife-rich waters on a Hawaiian adventure beginning in Moloka’i and travelling through Lana’i, Olowalu, West Maui, Honomalino Bay, Kailua-Kona to Hawai’i. Exhilarating days of kayaking and watching marine life await them as they explore remote shorelines and secluded bays of the Hawaiian Island chain. Starting from $5,585* per person, twin share (including all onboard meals & activities, premium spirits, wine, beer; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days; port taxes/fees; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-ship adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: fitness equipment, yoga mats, and a complimentary massage). This offer is on sale now until the 2nd of November 2018 to select travel departures between the 1st of September 2018 to the 20th of April 2020. For more information or to book call 1300 363 055 or visit www.adventureworld.com.

AAT KINGS – Perfect Tasmania

Save 10% on AAT King’s Guided Holidays in Australia when you book and pay in full by 31 January 2019. The island of Tasmania is renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and friendly locals. Your clients will get to experience all this and more on AAT Kings 12 Day – Perfect Tasmania travel itinerary. On this wide-ranging journey, you’ll visit Hobart’s bustling Salamanca Markets, witness the stunning natural beauty of Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park, and indulge your tastebuds with local artisan cheeses and other delicious treats. Starting from $4,842* per person twin share. This offer is on sale now until the 31st of January 2019 for travel dates from now until the 31st of March 2020. For more information or to book call 1300 556 100 or visit www.aatkings.com.

CONTIKI – UK the Best Way

Why wait to see what 2019 brings, when you can make sure it brings the goods? Lock in a Europe Summer trip now and you can get 10% off. Sip cocktails in the Amalfi, watch the sunset on a private boat in Croatia and watch the Eiffel Tower light up at night next year. Clients can enjoy these savings on the Beginning in London guests can enjoy these savings on Contiki’s 16 Day Great Britain and Ireland itinerary as they visit cities shrouded in history, breathtaking landscapes and cosmopolitan cities through Liverpool, York, The Lake District, Edinburgh, the Scottish Highlands, Glasgow, Dublin, Galway, Belfast, and the Giant’s Causeway. Starting from $2,777* per person twin share (early payment discount included). This offer is on sale from now until the 31st of January 2019. Price reflective of select departure dates available between 5 April 2019 – 20 March 2020. For more information or to book call 1300 266 845 or visit www.contiki.com.

BUSABOUT – Balkan Sail

Save 10% on the 8 Day Balkan Sail with Busabout’s Early Bird Offers! It’s your clients time to make a splash in the pristine waters of the Adriatic Sea as they explore Croatia and Montenegro. If they’ve been daydreaming about ancient towns teeming with history, stretching out on deck under the golden sun, partying in the wildest clubs, and swimming through turquoise-blue waters – it’s time to open their eyes and let their dream become a reality! Starting from $1,439* per person twin share. This offer is available now until the 16th of November 2018 for departures between the 22nd of June until the 3rd of August 2019. For more information or to book contact http://www.busabout.com or call 1300 287 226.

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